§ 118.15  LICENSE FEES.
   (A)   (1)   An applicant approved to operate a taxicab business or taxicab dispatch company shall pay an annual fee per vehicle used in the operation of the business based on the following schedule:
 
Vehicle license fee
Up to ten vehicles
$400/vehicle
11-25 vehicles
$350/vehicle
26-50 vehicles
$300/vehicle
51 vehicles or more
$250/vehicle
 
Vehicle licenses shall expire annually on April 30.  A taxicab business or taxicab dispatch company may keep a reasonable number of backup vehicles to be used as substitutions for its licensed vehicles.  Annual fees need not be paid for these backup vehicles, but the vehicle identification numbers must be on file with the City Clerk.  License renewals shall occur annually between April 1 and April 30 of each year, and the taxicab business or taxicab dispatch company shall note any changes to its original application that may have occurred.  Licenses not renewed after May 10 shall be revoked, and a new application process as provided for in this subchapter shall be required if the taxicab business or taxicab dispatch company chooses to renew its operation.
      (2)   Licensees whose initial application for a taxicab vehicle license is received by the City Clerk after May 1 of the year, or who renews a license in effect during the calendar year following enactment of this title shall be subject to all annual license fees on a proration schedule as follows:
      Business         Applicable
      Start Date         Licensing Rate
      May 1 - July 31         100%
      August 1 - October 31         75%
      November 1 - January 31      50%
      February 1 - April 30         25%
      (3)   In the event that it becomes necessary to transfer or re-issue a taxicab driver's license or taxicab vehicle license during the licensing period, the licensee shall pay a fee of $10.00 for each license issued. All such licenses shall still expire on April 30 of each year.
   (B)   (1)   Any applicant approved as a taxicab driver must pay an annual fee of $80.  Each license to drive a taxicab shall expire on April 30 of each year. Renewal of each license must be requested at least 30 days prior to license expiration.  Licenses not renewed after May 10 shall be revoked.  A request for an annual license renewal shall be accompanied by a record of criminal and motor vehicle convictions that may have occurred during the preceding 12 months and the licensee shall note any changes on his original application that may have occurred.
      (2)   The City Clerk shall deliver to the licensee an identification card, an approximate size of four inches by six inches, setting forth the number and terms of the license, a photograph, the name and personal description of the licensee, including age, height, weight, complexion, color of hair, and color of eyes.  The licensee shall, when driving or in charge of a taxicab, display the card conspicuously in a holder in his taxicab.  The licensee shall show the card whenever so requested by a representative of the City Clerk's office, any passenger, or any law enforcement officer.
   (C)   An applicant approved as a taxicab dispatch company or taxicab business and located within the city shall pay an annual license fee based on the square footage formula outlined in § 110.20 of this title.  A taxicab dispatch company or taxicab business located outside of the city shall pay an annual license fee of $100.  License renewals shall occur annually between April 1 and April 30 of each year, and the taxicab dispatch company or taxicab business shall note any changes to its original application that may have occurred.  Licenses not renewed after May 10 shall be revoked, and a new application process as provided for in this subchapter shall be required if the taxicab dispatch company or taxicab business chooses to renew its operation.
   (D)   An applicant approved as an independent contractor shall pay an annual license fee of $180. License renewals shall occur annually between April 1 and April 30 of each year, and the independent contractor shall note any changes to his original application that may have occurred.  Licenses not renewed after May 10 shall be revoked, and a new application process as provided for in this subchapter shall be required if the independent contractor chooses to renew his operation.
(Ord. passed 3-7-95; Am. Ord. passed 4-4-95; Am. Ord. passed 4-7-98; Am. Ord. passed 10-3-00; Am. Ord. passed 5-3-16)  Penalty, see § 118.99